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Lori Madden, MANGROVE REALTY ASSOCIATES
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Think You're Ready to Buy a Home?
Posted on 05/19/2019
Think You're Ready to Buy a Home?
Buying a home tops your long-range goals list, but are you ready? As a first-time buyer, you have loads of questions and concerns. After all, a home loan is an obligation for years into the future. You want to make savvy decisions and be comfortable that you’ve negotiated the best deal. On top of that, learning all about...
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Questions to Ask When Selecting New Sod
Posted on 05/12/2019
Questions to Ask When Selecting New Sod
Before you decide what grass to purchase for your lawn take a moment to assess your life and yard to select the best warm or cool-season grass variety for you. Here are some crucial items to think about that will affect your choice of grass. How will your lawn be used? Think about where and why you're planting...
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Another Property Sold - 2902 Forest Lane, Sarasota, FL 34231
Posted on 05/11/2019
Another Property Sold - 2902 Forest Lane, Sarasota, FL 34231
INVESTOR ALERT!! Despite property appraiser's records, this is a true 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home on a nice corner lot under a canopy of trees in a super central location with great schools. Amazing price per square foot for this home that features large living room and even larger family room, separate dining room, spacious kitchen with lots of cabinetry, and interior laundry room. Driveway could accommodate up to 4 cars. Great rental potential. All windows replaced and the roof reshingled in 2007. Hooked up to county water/sewer and fees paid in...
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5 Things to Make Your House Sell Fast
Posted on 05/05/2019
5 Things to Make Your House Sell Fast
Selling a home can be pretty intense and stressful, especially if you haven't done so before. The pressure even becomes greater when you need to close your current sale before you move into a new home. Doing these few things may be the critical little steps you need to take to make that sale happen as fast as...
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Spice Up Your Bathroom By Adding Flowers To It
Posted on 04/21/2019
Spice Up Your Bathroom By Adding Flowers To It
Not many people would readily consider the bathroom as the prime spot for flower decoration but propping a small vase of flowers on your vanity is a natural yet high-impact way to add a layer of color and a touch of luxury to your bathroom. A small vase of colorful can also bring freshness to the most unremarkable,...
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2902 Forest Lane, Sarasota, FL 34231 now has a new price of $170,000!
Posted on 04/17/2019
2902 Forest Lane, Sarasota, FL 34231 now has a new price of $170,000!
INVESTOR ALERT!! Despite property appraiser's records, this is a true 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home on a nice corner lot under a canopy of trees in a super central location with great schools. Amazing price per square foot for this home that features large living room and even larger family room, separate dining room, spacious kitchen with lots of cabinetry, and interior laundry room. Driveway could accommodate up to 4 cars. Great rental potential. New electrical panel will be installed prior to closing or a credit can be given at closing. All windows replaced and the roof reshingled in 2007. Hooked up to county water/sewer and fees paid in...
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Four Things to Get Ready to Buy Your First Home
Posted on 04/14/2019
Four Things to Get Ready to Buy Your First Home
It is not just enough to think about buying your first home. It is a life-changing experience that can have more twists and turns than a Hollywood soap opera. Homebuying can also be an enjoyable experience if you put in steps to get ready for the process well before it gets started. Here are four things that you...
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3309 Westerly Lane #1018, Sarasota, FL 34239 is now new to the market!
Posted on 04/11/2019
3309 Westerly Lane #1018, Sarasota, FL 34239 is now new to the market!
Here's your opportunity to seize a very affordable maintenance free villa in Village Green! Super clean and move-in ready, this home features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and updated kitchen cabinets. Wraparound east and south facing sliding glass doors provide plenty of natural light. This villa feels larger than its 1323 sq. ft. due to the large 9 x 30 enclosed Florida Room which provides loads of additional living, dining and entertaining space. Interior utility room offers room for hobbies and additional storage with built in cabinets. Tile roof replaced in 2005, AC replaced in 2009, interior freshly painted and re-carpeted in 2017. Live...
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Another Property Rented - 2425 Gulf Of Mexico Drive #9B, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Posted on 04/10/2019
Another Property Rented - 2425 Gulf Of Mexico Drive #9B, Longboat Key, FL 34228
AVAILABLE SEASON 2020. This stunning 9th floor unit offers direct Gulf views from the moment you walk through the front door. Meticulously updated and featuring ALL NEW turnkey furnishings, the floor to ceiling windows fill the whole unit with natural light & an open floor plan provides amazing views of the sparkling waters from every angle. Picture yourself on the balcony taking in mesmerizing sunsets from the comfort of your chaise lounge or fixing a meal in the stunning kitchen featuring quartz counters, stainless steel appliances & breakfast bar. The split plan includes a huge master bedroom with incredible water views from the king...
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What to Consider When Staging
Posted on 04/07/2019
What to Consider When Staging
As recently as 20-25 years ago, most people thought “staging” was for the theater and model homes. The idea of professionally temporarily decorating a home to sell it was not on the average homeowner’s radar. All that changed with the advent of TLC, HGTV, and other networks dedicated to home buying/selling and renovating shows. If you’re selling a...
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Add a Dash of Splash
Posted on 03/31/2019
Add a Dash of Splash
The wall finishes you loved five years ago seem a little stale now. Even though the walls have held up and don't need repainting, the look seems dated. Either that or your do-it-yourself gene wants to express itself again with something completely different. Go ahead. Splash some paint on those walls. Better yet, try a new finish to...
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Maintain A Clean Home With These Quick Daily Tasks
Posted on 03/24/2019
Maintain A Clean Home With These Quick Daily Tasks
Sometimes it can feel like we spend all of our free time cleaning. Especially, when we cohabitate with children, animals and/or a particularly messy partner. Creating quick habits that become second-nature helps to keep a clean, inviting home. Here are a few things that are (relatively) simple enough to do (almost) every day. Put coats away in an orderly...
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